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Address: Via Folgore da San Gimignano, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 0577 940384
14:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 14:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Nice Intimate Museum

This is a smallish museum situated away from the town center. It is worth a visit however. There are a number of archaeological exhibits. The exhibit we stumbled upon with great... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2015
San Francisco, California
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

Since we had bought the Museum Ticket to go into the town hall and tower and it included these as well, we thought we would go in and have a look. The La spezieria di Santa Fina was quite interesting and had all of the Herbs, Pots and Medicinal equipment they used to use. There is also a very nice... More 

Thank Adrian T
Ridgewood, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015

In one of the squares of the City, near the municipal building, is the entrance to the museum and tower. The museum goes up several flights of stairs and in each there are some striking pieces of art. If you have the stamina, you can climb the steps to the tower to get a panoramic view of the country side... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 6 November 2015

This is a smallish museum situated away from the town center. It is worth a visit however. There are a number of archaeological exhibits. The exhibit we stumbled upon with great pleasure was a photographic exhibit of the contemporary Italian photographer Franco Fontana which gave us new insights in how to look at the Tuscan landscape.

Thank RodMcLeod
Driftwood, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Seeing ancient artifacts is always fascinating but this is about as ancient as you can get. Its a fairly large museum and everything is marked. We really enjoyed the statues.

Thank TREVI36
Bristol, United Kingdom
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895 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015

We called in here purely by accident, we looked through the doorway of the courtyard on the way back to the car park. The lady at the entrance was very helpful and happy and because we had already paid for the Torre Grande ticket our entrance was free. There is a small ceramics display and a smaller exhibit about the... More 

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Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015

My wife and I spent almost two hours in this museum. What a blessing that one gentleman collected and kept al these artefacts for later generations. As an engineer by education I wondered how these craftsmen 2000 years ago managed to make all these beautiful artefacts.

1 Thank Karel39
Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

The museum was well worth our visit. It has a good collection of regional Etruscan material culture. Although the collection is dominated by the large number of funerary urns, there were enough other objects to hold our interest. Two highlights of the collection on display are the statue "The Shadow of the Evening" and the Urn of the Married Couple.... More 

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Belgrade, Montana
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

There is nothing like seeing the findings of hidden treasures from the Etruscan times. They are like none other! Facinating~

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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Not the first museum in the area that has some nice stuff on diplay. But many have not more then an Italian explaination. Same in Volterra Etruscan museum. Why ??

1 Thank Erik V
San Gimignano, Italy
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

Volterra is another nice city, it's from the same old San Gimignano period and, at that time probably Volterra was more interesting because close to the seaside; the museum is interesting to see because most of our villages like Volterra, San Gimingnano etc. are from Etruschi Period

Thank lanciotti g

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